This year’s iPad Pro will boast Face ID and a new iPhone X-style bezel-less design, code and assets hidden in the iOS 12 developer beta seemingly confirms.
The asset relating to the new asset was discovered in the battery usage user interface part of the new developer beta. It’s an icon depicting an iPad without home button and much thinner bezels.
Code in the beta also suggests that Face ID, the big advance selling point of the iPhone X, is on its way to the iPad Pro.
The most notable difference between the iPhone X and new iPad Pro would appear to be the lack of a camera notch.
The notch was heavily critized before the iPhone X’s release, but is now a much copied detail by Apple’s competitors, hoping to sprinkle their products with a bit of Cupertino cool.
Spilling its own secrets
This method in AccessibilitySettings confirms Face ID on the new iPad Pro (J3xx) pic.twitter.com/oeJQ0GxOoM
— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) August 1, 2018
This isn’t the first time Apple’s own software has revealed details about an as-yet-unannounced Apple product.
For example, back in 2011 the name of the new iPhone 4s was revealed by an iTunes software update.
Last year, some Apple firmware turned out to be a goldmine of secret information — ranging from the final design of that year’s iPhone X and its Face ID to information about HomePod.
Face ID for the iPad Pro was first rumored last year by reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
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